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House : New Jersey 12

Bonnie Watson Coleman has been a strong environmental ally during her eight consecutive terms in the New Jersey legislature. Her support for energy efficiency initiatives and conservation projects has earned her an 86% lifetime score from the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.  Watson Coleman was also the first African-American woman to hold the position of majority leader of the New Jersey General Assembly. 

In Congress, Watson Coleman is committed to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and opposing dirty energy projects like the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. She will support the development of clean energy and advocate for commonsense safeguards to protect our air and water.

Watson Coleman fills the seat held by retiring Representative Rush Holt, who has a lifetime score of 96% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013.

In her own words:

“We must continue to support and develop strategies to reduce our emissions and incentivize clean, safe energy. If elected to Congress I will continue to work every day to improve our environment for today and for our children’s future.”

Source:  The Trentonian, 9/17/14

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